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Senior Client Strategist - Enterprise Communications

Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P (HO)
St Louis, MO 63103
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At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 14,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.
*Do you have extensive expertise and knowledge of communication principles, strategy and tools through years of experience in corporate communication, change management or a related field?*

*Are you a dynamic, results-oriented communication strategist who enjoys working in partnership with senior leaders to help shape and align communication strategy?*

*Have you demonstrated success aligning to a vision, developing strategic communication plans and delivering positive outcomes in a large, complex, client-centric organization? If you answered yes to these questions, our Senior Client Strategist role in Enterprise Communication could be right for you! *

The Enterprise Change and Communication team at Edward Jones is focused on supporting the successful leadership and adoption of our firm's multi-year transformation. The Enterprise Communication Team is responsible for communicating to our more than 48,000 associates, leveraging strategic communication plans, thought leadership opportunities, and a diverse set of communication channels.

Your work will have a significant impact on our entire firm. Working in this collaborative and fast-paced environment, you will be challenged to bring fresh perspectives that allow us to continually innovate and grow our capabilities as an enterprise communication function.

Our Enterprise Communication team is seeking a Senior Client Strategist who will be responsible for helping to develop an overarching firm message strategy for internal audiences in support of our firm's transformation. This includes helping to identify the most relevant message priorities and connecting those priorities to a broader narrative. In this role, you will be responsible for working in close partnership with other communication associates and leaders to help align their work with the firm's message strategy.

You will also support some executive communication, internal thought leadership opportunities, and message strategy for firm meetings, events and conferences. In this role, you will need to build relationships with senior firm leaders, proactively identify communication opportunities, provide strategic thought leadership and partner with others to execute on the communication needs of our more than 48,000 branch team members and home office associates.

The Senior Client Strategist is focused on strategy formulation, leadership of larger firm communication initiatives and has a greater responsibility to help align communication strategy and activities across the firm.
* Develop and implement highly complex communication strategies to influence target audience behavior.
* Provide strategic direction to communication associates and business stakeholders to ensure alignment to firm message strategy and priorities.
* Provide thought leadership and recommendations to senior leaders on communication strategy and programs in order to meet relevant business goals.
* Effectively build relationships with senior firm leadership to provide counsel and develop, align, execute and measure work, often with competing priorities.
* Proactively identify opportunities and then craft business cases in order to prioritize and activate efforts that will improve the communication we deliver.
* Evaluate, define and prioritize innovation and continuous process improvements that will help the firm deliver an optimal communication experience for our associates.

* Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication, marketing or related field required. MBA or Masters preferred. Financial service experience preferred.
* 10+ years' experience demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility in strategic communication, marketing or financial services marketing.
* Demonstrated success developing and delivering strategic communication outcomes at the enterprise level in a large, complex organization.
* Proven ability to work in partnership with and serve as a senior consultant to c-suite level firm leaders.
* Change management experience and the ability to collaboratively lead organizational change preferred.
* Extensive knowledge of communication and marketing principles, tools and messaging.
* Skilled in creating communication strategies and interactive experiences to engage and equip leaders and change agents
* Demonstrated ability to seek out/integrate stakeholder data, insights and feedback to shape overall messaging and tailor communication strategies for the unique needs of different audiences
* Experience developing and managing measures that track the efficacy, efficiency and impact of the communication strategy and shape continuous improvement priorities
* Proven ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic, highly matrixed environment and adept at collaborating with a cross-functional team of enabling functions (representing a breadth of change levers) to optimize our stakeholders' experience and business results
* Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, negotiation, organization and project management skills.
* Ability to build strong relationships to influence and gain consensus across all levels of the organization.
* Must be flexible and willing to explore different paths to achieve an outcome and adjust quickly to new circumstances.

* FORTUNE 2020 Edward Jones was named No. 7 on the 2020 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
* From FORTUNE 2020 FORTUNE Media IP Limited. All rights reserved. Used under license. FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For are registered trademarks of Fortune Media IP Limited and are used under license. FORTUNE and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Edward Jones Investments.

* Edward Jones Ranked No. 6 of the 100 best workplaces for millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Magazine.
* 2020 Corporate Equality Index Edward Jones joins the ranks of 680 major U.S businesses that received top marks in the HRC Foundations 18th Annual Scorecard on LBGTQ Workplace Equality
* Edward Jones named a top company for training, ranking No. 25 on Training magazine's 2020 Training Top 125 list the highest ranking among the financial-services industry!
* Financial services firm Edward Jones has been named one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. The firm ranked No. 5 on the list of 50 companies, up two spots from last year.
* The Best Workplaces for Parents list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Edward Jones ranked No. 7 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2019 list, the firms 20th appearance on the list. The firm also was ranked the No. 1 Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance and the No. 6 Best Workplace for Millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. [Visit our career site](https://careers.edwardjones.com/compensation-and-values/) to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:
Posted: 2021-11-05 Expires: 2022-02-17
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